Sunday, August 21, 2011

Somalia BBC Providing news honest and accurate

Somalia BBC Providing news honest and accurate

Hundreds of glasses were raised to join Peter Horrocks, director of BBC Global News, in a toast to the World Service on its 80th anniversary. The birthday party, held on 1 March in the courtyard of the World Service’s iconic home at Bush House, London, was an event full of warm thoughts and words about a remarkable and unique global institution. All those gathered celebrated the World Service’s reach and reputation – 166 million people trusting the accuracy and impartiality of its output in English and foreign language services.
Originally launched as the ‘Empire Service’ in 1932 to provide short-wave radio broadcasts overseas, predominantly to countries within the British Empire, in 1939 the name was changed to the ‘Overseas Service’ and by the end of World War II, was operating in more than 40 languages. Reflecting the end of the colonial era and a new emphasis on world affairs, the BBC World Service was born in 1965
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